Photo CD Printing Knowledge
Photo CD

Eastman Kodak developed the Photo CD in 1992. It has become a high-quality alternative to scanning. A Photo CD service bureau can digitize your photographic film directly to a Photo CD disc. The Photo CD discs can hold 100 high-resolution 35mm images. The Kodak Pro Photo CD format uses the following formats: 120mm, 70mm, 35mm, and 4x5 inch. The images can be opened directly in Photoshop for image editing.

Resolution

In order to know which resolution to use in your project, you must know the size of the image you need and the number of pixels per inch required for output.

Dimensions
in Pixels
Dimensions in 
Inches (72 ppi)
Size
128 x 192 1.75 x 2.0 72K
256 x 384 3.5 x 5.33 288K
512 x 768 7.1 x 10.6 1.12MB
1,024 x 1,536 14.2 x 21.3 4.5MB
2,048 x 3,072 28.4 x 42.7 18MB
4,096 x 6,144
(Pro Photo CD only)
56.9 x 85.3 72MB

 

Note: When you load a Photo CD image, the Resolution field is automatically set to 72 ppi. 

 

Color Modes

Images on Photo CD are saved as RGB (Red, Green, Blue) images. In order for them to be printed, they need to be converted to CMYK (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Black). The conversion can be accomplished by using a "profile" available from Kodak, which converts Photo CD files directly to CMYK color when the images are opened.

 


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